Hands cradle pecan kernels over a large bin filled with pecans. Photo used to reflect U.S. handlers' large inventories as reported in October 2020 Position Report.

New Industry Data Shows More Pecans on the Move

American Pecan Council released its May 2020 Pecan Position Report at the end of June. This most recent report continues to reflect months of significant change as the coronavirus spread across the globe and many countries begin to exit lockdowns. At the same time, when compared to last year’s numbers, this report illustrates a year...

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Dennis Ring

I met Dennis Ring in the late 1970s when we were both graduate students at Texas A&M University. Dennis was working on casebearer (Acrobasis nuxvorella) and had seen evidence of infestation in nuts on trees of the Eli Whiteley memorial planting at Texas A&M University. I knew that planting was a hybrid swarm that included...

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Classifieds for June 2020 Issue

PECAN TREES: Bareroot Western Schley, Wichita, and Pawnee pecan trees, (Riverside Rootstock). For information, call Pena’s Pecan Nursery, 3 miles south of Las Cruces, NM 88047; 575-525-9062. Used Savage equipment for sale: (2) 2158 Shakers, 5132 Blower, (2) 8261 Harvesters, (2) Shell Blowers, (2) Crackers 238S, (9) Crackers 244S, Sprayer 5537, Sprayer 5740, (2) V-Sweepers...

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George Ray McEachern sprays Roundup-resistant pigweed at the Texas A&M orchard.

Fifty Years With Texas Pecans

Fifty-one years ago, my wife and I moved to Texas to study pecans for a Ph.D. under Dr. J. Benton Storey, and it has been a great learning experience. I knew nothing about pecans when I arrived but was fortunate to be taught by some of the best pecan leaders. These included Dr. Storey, Bluefford...

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The Woe of Winter in the Heat of the Summer

Once again, growers in the Central region were ready to start another pecan season. The producers were prepared to put the previous season in the past and forget about the low prices they received for this last crop that did not live up to their earlier hopes and expectations. The 2020 season started earlier than...

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